How it works
Describe Your Project
Answer a few quick questions about your renovation and an experienced Renovation Advisor will get back to you.
Get Connected With Verified Contractors
Our Perfect Match tool will find you up to three contractors verified through our exclusive 53-point Verification Process.
Choose Your Best Contractor
Review competing bids and select the best contractor to get started, knowing we are there for you throughout your project.
What Determines the Cost of a Drainage Project?
Many factors affect the cost of a French drain, such as
- The size of your house
- The space between houses
- The equipment required
You can find yourself paying anywhere between $15,000 for small projects and $25,000+ for large projects
Why people trust us
Your Personal Assistant
A dedicated Renovation Advisor is assigned to your drainage project. Your Advisor will be there to schedule appointments, help you understand quotes, provide you with a Verification Report for each contractor, and support you until your renovation is complete.
“Whether you call it a French drain or weeping tile, I understand the need for proper drainage.”
Benefit from our no-cost guarantee
The RenoAssistance Guarantee is an additional warranty offered at no charge for any customer undertaking their renovation project with us.*
* Conditions apply. Only available to residents of Quebec at this time.
“Excellent Service! I would like to thank Judith Leroux, who took care of my project. She is available, honest, and transparent. She focused on finding me the best contractor for my French drain project. I am very satisfied and I strongly recommend RenoAssistance. ”
“We received excellent assistance with work for which we didn’t know any contractors; it was reassuring and helpful.”
“I’m very happy with the service I received from Tristan Allard. He found a great contractor for my renovation project and the results are spectacular. Thank you.”
“Five-star service from Marilène Patenaude.”
“I’m so impressed with this service! They’re very professional and the service is really personalized compared to other similar companies. Highly recommended!”
“Fast, efficient, and reliable service.”
“I would like to thank Adèle Orsini for her support during the work that was done on my first home. It made me feel confident and I won’t hesitate to do business with RenoAssistance again!”
“Very satisfied with the contractor who was recommended to us. The quality of the work is outstanding.”
“We appreciated the speed of service and the quality of the contractors presented. The follow-up was thorough and courteous. We’re glad we trusted RenoAssistance – highly recommended.”
“Dealing with Guylaine Beauchemin is amazing. She’s very patient and professional and always gives the best recommendations. She’s also very quick to follow up. I would recommend her to any of my family or friends. Thank you, Guylaine!”
Best French Drain Contractors
We want your drainage project to run smoothly, which is why we only work with highly qualified professionals.
At RenoAssistance, all of our contractors are thoroughly vetted through our exclusive 53-point Verification Process.
Our goal is to provide you with a successful renovation from start to finish. We will have up to three contractors bid on your project to ensure you are getting the best value. We will also provide you with a Verification Report for each contractor, so you can relax knowing your project is in good hands.
What a French drain contractor can assist you with
- Understanding your particular drainage issue
- Explaining how a French drain works
- Choosing the right membrane
- Foundation repairs
- Choosing the right liquid-permeable filter
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French Drain Problems | Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time to Get Yours Replaced
Renovating Your Home for Resale
Choosing a Contractor: When Is The Time To Start Planning?
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How to Protect Your House from Iron Ochre
Our Renovation Guide
What you will learn from the guide:
- Important questions to ask your contractor
- How to reduce your risk
- How to save time and money
- And more answers to your questions!
Frequently asked questions
What is the purpose of a French drain?
A French drain evacuates water from around the foundation walls, preventing the accumulation of water in the area and keeping water from seeping into the walls. The water collected by the drain is carried to the catchment basin (sump), which discharges it through your home’s drainage system.
How long does a French drain last?
A French drain generally begins to deteriorate after 25 years, but can be functional for up to 40 years. If your home is showing signs of moisture and your drain hasn’t yet exhausted its service life, an inspection using a camera inserted into the drain may be needed.
What are the signs that a French drain needs to be repaired or replaced?
There are a number of clues that might make you think your French drain should be inspected, the most common being: cracks in the foundation, the appearance of a whitish crust on the concrete walls of your basement, mold on the drywall, or water that seeps into the basement after heavy rains or snowmelt.